Received this e-mail yesterday from former presidential candidate, South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D. IN), in support of MJ Hegar’s (D. TX) U.S. Senate campaign:
COVID-19 cases are skyrocketing in our country because so many of our leaders have failed to put Americans’ health first. Like Sen. John Cornyn: He’s been skipping meetings with nurses working on the front lines and picking pointless fights on Twitter. It’s clear he is not the leader Texas — or America — needs.
But there’s good news. MJ Hegar is ready to show Sen. Cornyn the door. Will you please pitch in now to help her bring some common sense to the Senate?
MJ is a fellow veteran, someone who showed her commitment to this country by serving in uniform. As a combat search and rescue pilot, she faced life and death decisions every day.
MJ earned a Purple Heart and a Distinguished Flying Cross with Valor for her bravery and quick action in the face of danger — so I know that in the Senate she’ll always rise to the moment to protect Texans. Will you please pitch in to help her get there?
Look, MJ needs our help to win this race. Sen. Cornyn has been playing political games for 18 years, and now his Washington allies — from Donald Trump, Jr. to the Koch network — are paying him back. Sen. Cornyn has a $14.5 million war chest to spend on his reelection!
Politicians like Mitch McConnell and his right-hand man Sen. Cornyn have made it absolutely clear they’re not willing to put the well-being of our country and our people over their political agendas.
I believe this country is better than that, that Texans are downright tired of Sen. Cornyn being a politician rather than a leader, and that’s why I believe in MJ. Will you join me in supporting MJ right now? Let’s send a real leader for Texas to the Senate.
Leadership doesn’t come from a title, it comes from action. MJ and I are counting on you.